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I had fun building this computer. These pictures do no justice for the build it looks much better in person

I7 3770k - i bought this becuase it was only 40$ more than the i5 and i wanted it to be a little future ?proof?

havik 140- because i didn't think that the cpu came with heat sink... and im going to over clock latter ;)

ASRock B75M -because i like asrock and think they are a good company and it was cheaper for the build

muskin 8GB- it looks awesome its so shiny and 8 GB is all you need for gaming

Seagate Barracuda- I wanted 1TB space and I wanted either Segate or Western Digital; Segate was on sale...

550ti - yes i know its not that fast compared with the cpu but i got it for 30$ and it works fine... im looking at getting 660 latter on.

case- Zalman was on sale and i just wanted an ok looking case... Its more than what i expected. the fan's in it dont move much air but I like the case

Fan- there are 5 spaces for fans in the case and the case comes with 3 so i got an extra to fit

PSU- I was told to get 80 pluss and that get corsair or seasonic because PSU are the most important in my opinion... didnt want to burn my house down...

optical drive from Best Buy and i price matched it from newegg.com for like 20$

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  • 83 months ago
  • 4 points

Not sure you can overclock using your current mobo. ASRock says on its website that you can though. I just thought the b75 and h77s were locked.

1x8gb ram will not take advantage of dual channel. Dual channel basically doubles the data rate so that there isn't a bottleneck at the memory end. I would try to get another stick of that RAM. Better yet, a 2x4gb DDR3-1600 ram would be best to take advantage of the frequency boost.

Was the 550ti a carryover from another build? It seems out of place with the 3770k.

  • 83 months ago
  • 4 points

No, you cannot overclock with a B75 board. You are capable of adjusting the base clock, which in turn will increase the CPU clock, but the BCLK is also tied to several other critical components (PCIe lanes, memory controller, etc) so altering it can cause severe instability. I don't believe you can increase the CPU multiplier (which is how it's done on overclocking-capable boards), though you can decrease it. OP can expect, at most, to get maybe 2 or 3 hundred MHz extra from that motherboard.

As for the 550 Ti: "550ti - yes i know its not that fast compared with the cpu but i got it for 30$ and it works fine... im looking at getting 660 latter on."

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Oops, guess I need new glasses. Thanks mousseng

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

B75 and H77 shouldn't be overclockable. that's only with the Z77 (and, i think, Z75) chipset.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the ASRock B75M-GL. Nice cable management!

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

that fan looks like a jet engine o.o

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

When you upgrade that 550 Ti in the future, is recommend a 7870. They are around the price of a 660, but perform much better. The rest is really nice and you did a very nice job.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

You should have gone Dual-Channel with the RAM for the sake of performance. Another good idea may have been getting a full ATX mobo. Just because it's good to have 4 slots for future expansion.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice cable management :)